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The latest medical news, expert views on key health issues, as well as advice on disease prevention and management.

Health news

Mortality Reduction in German Cancer Centers

Marina Virko  3,5 minutes
Mortality Reduction in German Cancer Centers

The life expectancy of cancer patients depends directly on the choice of the clinic and specialists. In certified centers dealing with certain tumor types, mortality rates decrease by 12-26%. This is shown in a recently published large-scale statistical analysis of 1.000.000 cancer treatment cases in Germany.

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Oncology

Does Asymptomatic Thyroid Cancer Really Need Surgery?

Marina Virko  2 minutes
Does Asymptomatic Thyroid Cancer Really Need Surgery?

Diagnostic tools are becoming so precise that one can see even the tiniest tumors that are not associated with any complaints at present, and are not to be associated with them in the future. However, treatment including surgery is increasingly becoming the option in such cases all over the world. Isn’t it worthwhile asking if it really makes sense?

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Oncology

Second opinion on testicular tumors: quality diagnosis and treatment

Marina Virko  2 minutes
Second opinion on testicular tumors: quality diagnosis and treatment

For over a decade, German patients with cancer of the testes have been entitled to a free online second opinion procedure. Physicians can get a second opinion from the expert of their choice within one or two days.

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Radiology

Teleradiology and a Radiology Second Opinion: Prospects and Relevant Ins and Outs

Marina Virko  Reviews — 1  6 minutes
Teleradiology and a Radiology Second Opinion: Prospects and Relevant Ins and Outs

Radiology exams are very important for clinical decision making. With teleradiology, the accuracy of interpretation of such data can be improved by bringing in a third-party expert for primary or secondary evaluation. Practice shows that such "remote" radiology has obvious advantages, but some nuances must be taken into account if you want to get the best results. In fact, the effectiveness of a second opinion depends not only on the technical quality, but also on the completeness of medical data provided in addition to the images.

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Mammology

Whan is mammography with tomosynthesis

Oleg Gluz  Reviews — 2  5 minutes
Whan is mammography with tomosynthesis

Mammography with tomosynthesis is an advanced method of breast examinations, allowing detailed three-dimensional visualization.

In this post our expert discusses all the pros and cons, indications and contraindications.

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Mammology

Digital mammography

Oleg Gluz  Reviews — 2  4 minutes
Digital mammography

This article explains how digital mammography differs from other breast exams. It clarifies when digital mammography is preferable, and what its advantages are in getting a second opinion.

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Cardiology

Heart catheter pros and cons

Marina Virko  Reviews — 11  5 minutes
Heart catheter pros and cons

When is cardiac catheterization necessary? What are the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of this method? Can coronarography be performed in all cases, or is a differentiated approach preferable? Leading German cardiologists answer all these questions in this article.

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Mammology

What is a breast care specialist?

Oleg Gluz  4 minutes
What is a breast care specialist?

Breast problems need to be taken quite seriously. How often should I visit a field-specific physician? What preventive actions are appropriate? How can modern mastology help in disease detection? All these issues are dealt with in our post about the key features of breast care specialist work. 

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